Project Engineer - Applications

Salary: £30 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 28778bu

Expiration date: 23 April 2018


Our client is seeking a Project Engineer - Applications to work on luxury vehicles based in Gaydon, Warwickshire.

Key Responsibilities and tasks:

  • Responsible for the integration and the development of the systems in the area of competence in line with the objectives assigned in the Product / Vehicle Brief [Product Direction Letter]
  • Define Function’s programme change content in response to Strategic Evaluation Letter.  Work with Product Cost Estimating to set commodity financial targets based on defined archetypes & strategic suppliers.  Support Programme Manager & Concept Leader to balance performance & cost targets.  Define programme engineering resource requirements (internal & external).
  • Work with Concept Leader to ensure that platform commodities & functional archetypes are applied & that all Function commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle targets.
  • Guides, relying on the team in the function, engineers with external engineering suppliers, Performance Engineers and collaborates with other ‘Application Responsible Engineers’ at the vehicle project round table [Programme Steering Team]
  • Use external engineering partners to deliver non-platform commodities in line with the functional archetypes and engineering guidelines. Work with Function Performance Engineers to ensure cascaded system level targets are achieved.
  • Ensure platform commodities are delivered (by platform engineers) to achieve the programme’s cascaded system level targets.
  • Co-located with Programme Manager, collaborates with cross-functional programme team including application engineers from other Functions, vehicle Performance & Concept, Purchasing, Manufacturing & Quality to deliver the programme QCWFT requirements.
  • Ensures timely involvement of the suppliers in collaboration with the other ‘Application Responsibilities’ of the project round table [Programme Steering Team]
  • Ensures the planning, the coordination and monitoring of the project development activities
  • Plan Function programme delivery to achieve the VPP.
  • Ensure that platform engineers & external engineering partners achieve the plan (with their component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required.  Includes releasing application components & driving ETRS for platform components.
  • Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Sets and controls the plan of the virtual delivery and physical tests of the macro system, defines corrective actions of the development process and oversees the availability of the project documentation
  • Creates & manage the Function virtual & physical DV plan.
  • Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Ensure that all concerns are robustly resolved. First port of call for build issues.  Includes resolving concerns on application components & driving concern resolution for platform components.
  • Guarantees the functional and technical delivery of the system
  • Completes FESO documentation for application commodities, drives completion for platform commodities.
  • Guarantees the functional & technical delivery of the system to the project.

Business Planning:

  • Define Function’s change content in response to Strategic Evaluation Letter.  Work with Product Cost Estimating to set commodity Financial targets based on defined archetypes & strategic suppliers. 
  • Support Programme Manager and Concept Leader to balance performance and cost targets. 
  • Define programme engineering resource requirements (internal and external).

Engineering:

  • Work with Concept Leader to ensure that platform commodities and functional archetypes are applied, and that Function commodities integrate effectively with other commodities to achieve overall vehicle targets.
  • Use external engineering partners to deliver non-platform commodities in line with the functional archetypes and engineering guidelines, using Function Performance Engineers to ensure system level targets are achieved.
  • Ensure platform commodities are delivered (by platform engineers) to achieve the programme’s cascaded system level targets.

Delivery:

  • Co-located with Programme Manager, collaborates with cross-functional programme team including application engineers from other Functions, Vehicle Performance & Concept, Purchasing, Manufacturing & Quality to deliver the programme QCWFT (quality, cost, weight, function and timing) requirements.
  • Plan Function programme delivery to achieve the VPP.
  • Ensure that platform engineers & external engineering partners achieve the plan (with their component suppliers), creating & managing recovery plans as required.  Includes releasing application components & driving ETRS for platform components.
  • Monitor internal & external resource utilisation to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.

Validation:

  • Creates & manage the Function’s virtual & physical DV plan.
  • Ensures effective report writing to identify potential efficiency improvements for the next programme.
  • Ensure that all concerns are robustly resolved. First port of call for build issues.  Includes resolving concerns on application components & driving concern resolution for platform components.
  • Complete FESO documentation for application commodities, drive completion for platform commodities.
  • Guarantees the functional & technical delivery of the system to the project.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent
  • Proven record of delivering the directly relevant commodity, including quality, cost, function, weight and timing
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive development systems e.g. releasing, concerns, containments, gateways and sign off documentation.
  • Experience of leading a cross functional team, including complex issue resolution.
  • Proven management of outsourced projects
  • Supplier management experience
  • Excellent financial management skills
  • Complete knowledge of Product Development cycle from concept to launch completion
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills at all levels
  • Confident presenter
  • Analytical
  • Excellent financial management skills
  • Ability to lead and inspire a team
  • Able to communicate confidently and clearly
  • Able to set and deliver targets
  • Strategic thinking and decision making skills
  • Resilient and driven to succeed; goal orientated

Desirable:

  • Preferably Chartered Engineering status or equivalent
  • Excellent technical engineering background and a comprehensive knowledge of using calculation and analysis to drive design.
  • Excellent knowledge of automotive quality tools and processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the manufacturing processes to create the components or systems.
  • Microsoft project experience is desirable